Agriculture and Natural Resources
Compiled by Diane Turner - Hamilton County Educator
Indiana Crop Weather Report - Storms Provide Much Needed Relief
Current Purdue Production Newsletters
Purdue Turfcast Website
If you are interested in periodic assessments of turf disease threats in Indiana, then you should check out our TURFCAST website. The website offers daily risk assessments for certain diseases (dollar spot, brown patch, and Pythium blight) and weekly comments by me at "Turf Disease Watch" this is based on my observations at Purdue's Daniel Turf Center and out in the state. It also includes a chart of soil temperatures recorded here in West Lafayette, which I use to comment on the timing for fungicide applications for summer patch control. Click here to access TURFCAST through our Purdue Turf website, or simply Google "Purdue TURFCAST".
Rick Latin, Turfgrass Pathologist, Purdue Univeristy
Upcoming Training Events and Opportunities
Turf and Landscape Field Day on July 12, 2016
For more information on the upcoming Purdue Turf Field Day, click here.
Thorntown Hops Farm to Be Featured in Upcoming Field Day July 23, 2016
Individuals interested in learning more about growing hops and/or want to start hops production should join me and the Purdue Hops Team at Purdue Extension's Hops Field Day on July 23. The field day offers two registration options, see flyer below.
Topics to be covered on July 23 include: Hops Variety Trials, Harvesting, Economics of Hops Production, Hop Trellis Design, Drying and Pelletizing.
The event is free, but registration is required by July 5, 2016. To sign up, go to this link. For more information, contact the Monroe County Extension office at 812-349-2575 or email@example.com. Hope to see you all there to learn more about this new Indiana crop.
Hamilton County Master Gardener Intern Training Begins August 23, 2016
Hamilton County has scheduled their popular Purdue Master Gardener Program to begin August 23rd, 2016. Classes are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00-4:00 pm through October 11th at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville.
The cost for the program materials is $165.00. Click the link below for more information. All applications are due by August 1, 2016.